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Recommended Fruits and Vegetables for Chronic Kidney Disease

2014-07-03 19:28

For chronic kidney disease (CKD), proper diet can protect the kidneys and plays an important in slowing down the progression of kidney disease. But many patients do not know what foods should be eaten and should not be eaten. So, in order to eliminate your confusion, we list the recommended fruits and vegetables for chronic kidney disease.

What is the diet requirement of CKD?

1. Low amounts but high quality protein

Protein is the necessary substance for us to maintain our daily activities, but for the patients with kidney disease, much protein intake will increase the burden of kidneys and aggravate the disease, so you can eat the foods that rich in high quality protein.

2. Low salt

Salt contains much sodium that can raise blood pressure, while high blood pressure is a dangerous sign for the CKD.

3. Low potassium

Due to the damaged kidney, potassium metabolite will disorder in body, which may cause high potassium in blood that can cause serious complications and be life-threatening.

4. Low phosphorus

Like potassium, phosphorus also will accumulate in blood and cause high phosphorus in blood that is the main cause of itchy skin for kidney disease patients.

5. Enough vitamins, fiber and calories

Enough vitamins, fiber and calories can promote the patients digestion and metabolism to maintain the health.

What fruits and vegetables are recommended for CKD?

From the above, we know the foods should be rich in vitamins, fiber calories but low salt, low potassium, low phosphorus, low potassium. The recommended fruits have apple, red grape, cherries, strawberry, litchi, sugarcane and so on. The recommended vegetables are Chinese yam, white gourd, tremella, carrot, lettuce, sweet potato, tomato, Chinese cabbage, loofah and so on.

Now, you should knowledge about the recommended fruits and vegetables for chronic kidney disease, but if you also have other doubts, you can consult our online doctors. Except diet, early treatment can help you avoid dialysis and live a better life, if you want to know about natural treatments, you are welcome to send an email to, and will reply you at first time.

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